Deputy President William Ruto whose side have been annihilated by the cabals around the President seem not be pleased by how the constitution is being mutilated.
In a fellowship attended by Moses Kuria, Kimani Ichung’wa, Rigathi Gachagua and George Kariuki among other leaders, the Deputy President warned that those who are entrusted with leadership must work within the dictates of the law.
“Everybody who is entrusted with leadership must work within the dictates of the law,” Ruto said.
The second in command made the remarks when he was addressing political, religious and community leaders from Kiambu at his official Karen residence.
He said that the power is donated by Kenyans and should be exercised in adherence to the rule of law.
Ruto said that there are those who try to change the constitution to serve their interest.
“The power donated by Kenyans and exercised by leaders should be in adherence to the rule of law. There are those who still believe that if their desires are in conflict with the constitution, then the constitution should be changed to fit into their agenda,” Ruto stated.
The DP said that in an incident where the desires conflict with the constitution, it is the desires that should be changed.
“If your desires conflict with the constitution, it’s the desires that should be changed to adhere to the constitution not the constitution being changed to suit selfish interest of the individual,” he stated.
Ruto’s remarks come at a time when President Uhuru Kenyatta is being criticized for not operating within the law.
The president and his handshake partner have been trying to amend the constitution through the Building Bridges Initiative.
The president’s most decisions and actions have been found by the courts to be made and executed without following the rule of law.